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Assistant Federal Public Defender

Federal Defender Services of Idaho, Inc. - ID, USA

Federal Defender Services of Idaho (FDSI) is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Federal Public Defender in our Boise trial unit. FDSI operates under the authority of the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3006A, to provide defense services to indigent persons in federal criminal cases and related matters in the federal courts. We have trial units in Boise and Pocatello and a capital habeas unit in Boise. This Boise trial unit posting is a temporary position through September 30, 2022, with the expectation that it will become permanent.         

Job description. This position is for a licensed attorney with a minimum of four years of experience to provide professional legal representation to indigent persons charged with criminal offenses in the United States District Court for the District of Idaho. We are a tight-knit office of dedicated defense lawyers who want to work with someone equally committed to the zealous representation of indigent people charged with serious crimes.  The lawyer selected for this position will handle a full federal caseload of criminal immigration, gun, drug, sex, and fraud offenses, as well as serious crimes arising in Indian country. We pursue excellence in every aspect of the practice of criminal law, from the first appearance and release hearing, through aggressive motions practice, negotiation, trial, mitigation, sentencing, and appeals. The ideal candidate for this job is devoted to their clients and passionate about the art of criminal defense.

Requirements. Applicants must be (1) a graduate of an accredited law school; (2) admitted to practice and in good standing before the highest court of a state; and (3) licensed to practice in the U.S. District Court by the time of entrance on duty.  Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or eligible to work in the United States.

Application deadline. Apply by December 8, 2021.

To apply. Submit an electronic PDF resume (including references), writing sample, and cover letter to:

Federal Defender Services of Idaho

Attn: Kelsey Brown, Administrative Officer

Salary & benefits. Competitive salary, health coverage, and retirement plan.

FDSI is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity and inclusion in its work and with its staff.

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Federal Defender Services of Idaho, Inc.

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Location: ID, USA